Feb 102009
 
Authors: Stephen Lin

Samuel Kase White was found guilty by unanimous conviction Tuesday after an arduous three-week trial on 13 counts he had faced since 2007, including six counts of sexual assault, four counts of burglary, one count of unlawful sexual contact, one count of harassment and one count of trespassing.

The jury found that, in August 2007 White, a former human resources worker for CSU, started breaking into homes and assaulting women while they slept until he was arrested on Dec. 3, 2007.

White would find women who were drunk, find their homes, plan an exit strategy and finally attempt to rape them while they slept. Upon being confronted White would stop and leave the premises.

After three weeks of non-stop testimony and cross-examinations, silence prevailed in the packed courtroom while lawyers, police officers, detectives and media members waited for the verdict.

According to information from the district attorney, White could face a maximum sentence of 83 years in prison. Sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. on April 13.

Crime Beat Reporter Stephen Lin can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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